I was looking for more information on our family coat of arms. My grandfather (Einhart Kawerau) had taken a photo from a book some time back and on the back he wrote "1767 Armarium Elbingense", also "Pepper tree on top of three hills". He died before I was born so we never had the chance to talk about it.
There has been some debate on the meaning of the tree and what kind of bird is on top of the helmet. Any insight into the imagery on this coat of arms would be greatly appreciated.